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Centre for Science and Environment recognises Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as an important tool to inform decision makers, regulators and stakeholders about the possible social and economic impacts of a development project. To be effective, SIA requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders. CSE has developed a five-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on SIA with specific reference to infrastructure, mining and other industrial projects.

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A four day training programme on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment was conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM), Tanzania. There were 52 senior and mid level officials from the mining division of the ministry, who were trained during the programme.

Bhutan

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) collaborated with the National Environment Commission (NEC), Bhutan, by signing a MoU on May 7, 2012 in Paro, Bhutan.

Srilanka

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in partnership with the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), Sri Lanka, has conducted two training programmes in Srilanka for the CEA officials from 25-29 April, 2011 and 21-25 November, 2011.

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Reports

Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO) is planning to set up a 4 Million Tonnes per Annum (MTPA) coal mining project and a 650 Tonnes per Hour (TPH) coal washery in Taraimar Coal Block in Mand Raigarh coal field. The project site is located in the Northern part of Mand Raigarh, near Dharamjaygarh town of Raigarh district in Chattisgarh state. The west boundary of the area is the Eastern bank of Mand River which flows nearby the project site.

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Training Archive

EIA wind power projects

As of 2012, India has exploited only 18% of its total wind power potential.

Hazardous Waste Management

With industrialization and development, there is a growing concern over the hazardous waste generation.

Urban and Industrial Wastewater Training Programme

The fast growing economy, rapid industrialisation and growing urban population in India along with increasing wastewater generation are reasons for concern and reiterate the need for appropriate water management practices.

EIA Training Programme

The Centre for Science an Environment launched its first EIA training programme in the year 2006.

SIA Training Programme

Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is an important tool to inform decision makers, regulators and stakeholders, about the possible social and economic impact of a proposed project.

Know About EIA

Environment Impact Assessment or EIA can be defined as the study to predict the effect of a proposed activity/project on the environment. A decision making tool, EIA compares various alternatives for a project and seeks to identify the one which represents the best combination of economic and environmental costs and benefits.

Work Overview

Our country is in the throes of rapid industrialisation, which is often accompanied with massive environmental and social burdens, principally borne by communities living in the vicinity of project sites. Monitoring tools like Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), therefore, assume great significance in ensuring sound economic development without compromising on environmental and social costs.

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Over 500 projects in various sectors are pending for environmental clearances, the Lok Saha was informed today. "The number of projects under consideration in the Ministry for Environmental clearances

Announcements

  • Centre for Science and Environment recognises Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as an important tool to inform decision makers, regulators and stakeholders about the possible social and economic impacts of a development project. To be effective, SIA requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders. CSE has developed a five-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on SIA with specific reference to infrastructure, mining and other industrial projects.

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Should Badarpur thermal power plant in Delhi be allowed to operate?

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Figure it out yourself

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 State authorities send notices to 103 mines
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